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August 11, 2012 4:19:44 AM

1. Case: SilverStone SST-PS07B Black Steel ($78.99)

2. Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS ($128.99)

3. GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ($414.99)

4. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 ($234.99)

5. PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD PhenomModel ($94.99)

6. Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($44.99)

7. Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare DriveModel
($69.99)

8. Acer GD235HZbid Black/orange 23.6" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen 1080p 120Hz 3D-Ready LCD Monitor ($299.99)

9. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEMModel ($104.99)

10. COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ($34.99)

11. NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses Kit Model 942-11431-0007-001 ($134.99)

12. Rosewill RK-200 Black USB Wired Standard KeyboardModel ($6.99)

TOTAL- $1650

Is this a good build? Anything I can do to get the cost down?

I'm trying to build a 3D movie and 3D PC. That can run modern games at 1080p Ultra settings.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Never done a PC build before but after days of research this is what I came with.

:D 
August 11, 2012 4:59:47 AM

The thing about 3D is it cuts your frame rates almost by half. It gets spendy with Nvidia transmitter, glasses, etc... and then your going to want to jump to a dual card set up asap to be able to play newer games at ultra. Have you thought about a non 3D build? And is this a Canadian or US build ?
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August 11, 2012 8:47:09 PM

Why_Me said:
The thing about 3D is it cuts your frame rates almost by half. It gets spendy with Nvidia transmitter, glasses, etc... and then your going to want to jump to a dual card set up asap to be able to play newer games at ultra. Have you thought about a non 3D build? And is this a Canadian or US build ?


Hi, thanks for your reply. Its a Canadian build, and yes I know if I cut 3D Id save about close to $500. I dont have a home theater and I understand about the framerate hit, but I really want to experience 3D movies as well, if the 3D gaming doesnt work out, then thats ok as long as I get max settings in games. Also I really want a 120Hz screen for the smoothness in Windows.

I'm trying to cut it down even more, but what do you think is there any more room to cut the price? or I'm I pretty much locked in? Since the big items are the GPU, CPU, and the monitor, plus that kit which I really have no choice but to get.

Thanks :) 
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August 11, 2012 8:52:08 PM

I say no harm done. If you end up hating 3D, you will end up loving 120Hz. It's the same with IPS panels. :p 
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August 11, 2012 9:37:30 PM

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